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Brazilian pharma targets internationalization

Brazilian pharmaceutical companies announce plans of internationalization. Latin America is primary target. The idea is to build partnerships, license  and distribute branded products,  but investment of investing in green field abroad is also a possibility. This is the case Hypermarcas, … Continue reading

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South Africa’s AECI announces investment plan in Brazil

South Africa’s AECI is looking to spend up to 1 billion rand ($148 million) on acquisitions of chemical companies in Brazil. AECI is a maker of industrials chemicals and explosives for  the mining and manufacturing sectors. The Group has completed … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Foreign Policy

As a former US military officer, I look at this issue of Brazilian involvement with a possible military opponent with a certain amount of careful distance. It could be friends and former colleagues who are on the other side of … Continue reading

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Now Everyone Wants to be the “Fifth BRIC”

Last year in a Special Report on Indonesia, The Economist quotes certain investment bank research arguing that Indonesia may be the “fifth BRIC” (BRIIC?). Now, in the latest edition, The Economist notes a source saying that Africa should be the … Continue reading

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Current Status of BRICs

This article in The Economist was published at the same time as the 2nd meeting of the BRIC nations in Brasilia. The article raises an interesting question of how cohesive the BRIC nations are beyond the original economic categorization. The … Continue reading

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